And I’m sure I’m suppose to be extremely freaked out… but honestly….
I’m only trying to figure out how to talk with the few social media friends I spoke with regularly 😂 ( note to self, exchange emails from now on ).
I don’t even care that a combined 15yrs of pictures and videos could be lost, hundreds of networking connections gone in a blink of an eye or that I can’t scroll through and see what’s going on in the lives of the “insta famous” influencers I follow and friends and family back home 🤷🏻♀️
In a way, I’m glad this happened.
It’s shown me that I’m not dependent on social media, I just use it out of boredom, procrastination and the occasionally “What’s aunt Tilly been up to lately” 💁🏻♀️😄
So, for those who don’t know (which is probably very few of you) Facebook and all related apps – WhatsApp and Instagram- Crashed today worldwide.
And we’ve been given very little information as to why this happened or what caused it …
“aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”
And then again later, via Twitter announced…
“We’re focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.”
Other than that, social media users have received no further information as to the cause of the crash or the expected duration. And let me tell you, people are freaking out!
Twitter has exploded with tweets about the outages. #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown are now two of the top trending tags on the platform.
People are even creating tweets, joking that MySpace has finally received an open window at a chance to regain its popularity 😂 (Anyone remember there old account info?)
Now not all of us are as lost as others. For some, the apps are only glitching and causing minor inconveniences.
But once you start trying to troubleshoot the issue (like I did before realizing what was really going on) you get logged out entirely and are unable to access anything. So you don’t even have the peace of mind of knowing your content is safe and still right where you left it.
*Deep breaths. It will all be ok
So, what’s going on? Will we wake up tomorrow and all will be well?
Or do you think this will last longer?
I’m curious to know you’re thoughts